40th Anniversary Reading Series

As part of our “ruby anniversary” season, WP Theater will be launching the inaugural Fortieth Anniversary Reading Series to take place this Spring. In the first outing of this annual series, past meets present as WP shares staged readings of five extraordinary plays from throughout its history, directed by recent alums and current members of the WP Theater Directors Lab..

Monday, March 18 at 7:00pm

The Exact Center of Universe
by Joan Vail Thorne
directed by Sarah Krohn (2014-2016 WP Lab Director)
Originally Produced in 1990

Monday, March 25 at 7:00pm

The Antigone Project
by Tanya Barfield, Karen Hartman and Chiori Miyagawa, Lynn Nottage and Caridad Svich
directed by Victoria Collado and Rebecca Martinez (2018-2020 WP Lab Directors)
Originally produced in 2004

Monday, April 1 at 7:00pm

Still Life
by Emily Mann
directed by Arpita Mukherjee (2018-2020 WP Lab Director)
Originally produced in 1981

Monday, April 22 at 7:00pm

Abingdon Square and excerpts
by María Irene Fornés
directed by Melissa Crespo (2016-2018 WP Lab Director)
Originally produced in 1987

Friday, April 26 at 7:00pm

Aye Aye Aye I’m Integrated
by Anna Deavere Smith
Originally produced in 1992


by Pearl S. Cleage
Originally produced in 1984

directed by Tamilla Woodard (WP Associate Artistic Director, 2014-2016 WP Lab Director)